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thomas traherne wonder

That should be at the top of our to-do list every morning: enjoy existence, enjoy creation. If one devotes their entire time to Me and rests in Me, need fear nothing for body and soul. Finzi selected three of Traherne's poems, prefaced by prose drawn from the opening three sections of the Third Century in Centuries of Meditations. Certainly Adam in Paradise had not more sweet and curious apprehensions of the world than I. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay. By descending into Hell for the sake of others, let me ascend into the glory of the Highest Heavens.

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Thomas Traherne « An Open Orthodoxy

thomas traherne wonder

For details of his life and for the story of the discovery of his writings, see the Introduction to The Poetical Works of Thomas Traherne 1903 by Bertram Dobell. So that through His blessing I live a free and a kingly life as if the world were turned again into Eden, or much more, as it is at this day. Gerald Finzi: His Life and Music. I was a little stranger, which at my entrance into the world was saluted and surrounded with innumerable joys. It is more to man since he is fallen than it was before. I saw all in the peace of Eden.

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No Mind's Land: Thomas Traherne

thomas traherne wonder

Is it not strange, that an infant should be heir of the whole World, and see those mysteries which the books of the learned never unfold? This is none other than the House of God, and the Gate of Heaven. We are lifted to God on the wings of desire. Fifteen years on, I remain the same lazy, petulant, misanthropic and egotistical person as ever. How bright are all things here! O Lord I wonder at Thy Love, Which did my Infancy so early move. I thought it had stood from everlasting to everlasting. The state of Innocence And bliss, not trades and poverties, Did fill my sense.


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42. Wonder by Thomas Traherne. Nicholson & Lee, eds. 1917. The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse

thomas traherne wonder

Krishnamurti You are not the mind. The skies in their magnificence, The lively, lovely air; Oh how divine, how soft, how sweet, how fair! The stars did entertain my sense; And all the works of God, so bright and pure, So rich and great, did seem, As if they ever must endure In my esteem. ~ Ramana Maharshi Discrimination with no-mind is right. I The powerful religious upheaval in England which reached its culmination during the two middle decades of the seventeenth century, profoundly stirred both the upper and lower intellectual strata of society. I knew not that there were sins or complaints or laws. The world resembled his eternity, In which my soul did walk; And ev'ry thing that I did see Did with me talk.

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No Mind's Land: Thomas Traherne

thomas traherne wonder

A cabinet of infinite value, equal in beauty, lustre and perfection to all its treasures. Where it should lodge such innumerable objects, as it doth by knowing, whence it should derive such infinite streams as flow from it by Loving, how it should be a mirror of all Eternity, being made of nothing, how it should be a fountain or a sun of Eternity out of which such abundant rivers of affection flow, it is impossible to declare. All things were spotless and pure and glorious: yea, and infinitely mine, and joyful and precious. You do not need to work slowly for life times improving yourself. I thought it had stood from everlasting to everlasting. If therefore you would be happy, your life must be as full of operation as God of treasure.

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Poem of the week: 'Shadows in the Water' by Thomas Traherne

thomas traherne wonder

He took no pains to inform the world of his outward history and we are left with guesses as to most of the details of his earthly career, but he has himself supplied us with an unusually full account of his {324} inward life during the early years of it. All things were spotless and pure and glorious. Clothes, ribbons, jewels, laces, I esteem'd My joys by others worn: For me they all to wear them seem'd When I was born. If you threaten it, it actually fears for its life. That was my experience — I had messed up my own life, I had become lost in a labyrinth of false beliefs. Thank you for this article Jules. I have become a laughingstock all day long; everyone mocks me.

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Poetry Chaikhana

thomas traherne wonder

Rich diamond and pearl and gold In ev'ry place was seen; Rare splendours, yellow, blue, red, white and green, Mine eyes did everywhere behold. The Stoics say nothing of such experiences. The Apostasy One star Is better far Than many precious stones; One sun, which is by its own luster seen, Is worth ten thousand golden thrones; A juicy herb, or spire of grass, In useful virtue, native green, An em'rald doth surpass, Hath in 't more value, though less seen. See my Studies in Mystical Religion, chap. During his lifetime he published Roman Forgeries 1673 , an unimportant work, and had begun the publication of his Christian Ethics, which appeared, after his death, in 1675. Behind what curtain were ye from me hid so long? The light which shined in infancy becomes eclipsed as the customs and manners of life close down over it and cover it.

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Thomas Traherne « An Open Orthodoxy

thomas traherne wonder

I knew not that they were born or should die. It is a region of Light and Peace, did not men disquiet it. . Verily in my Conceit, it Enricheth it. Your book, the conference and the people, books and ideas they have introduced me to have made such a difference. By Loving it does dilate and magnify itself.

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